The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : 'Konyak Nagas' by Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, (1969)

caption: Chapter Two. The Social Structure and its Units
caption: intermediate rank clans, marriage rules
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Wanchu
location: Niaunyu (Niaunu)
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York58:1
text: There was three named clans of Wangsu or intermediate status in Niaunu. Their members could either marry commoners of their own village or members of clans of Wangsu status from other villages. Some named Wangsu clans occurred in several villages, and in such cases the rules of clan exogamy had to be followed even though the various lineages of one clan might have resided in different villages for many generations.